A brush fire burning Saturday morning near Mount Baldy in Angeles National Forest has scorched 20 acres and was zero percent contained.
“We’ve noticed a battle, a battle between topography and winds,” Angeles National Forest Deputy Fire Chief Tim Dunfee told ABC7. “Winds were downslope about 5 mph, but the fire was wanting to burn upslope. So the two were battling each other, moderating fire behavior.”
The fire’s rate of spread has slowed and no evacuations were in place and no homes were threatened, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
The fire, which began Friday evening, was burning near Shinn Road and was moving south and west.
Los Angeles County Fire Department crews and two helicopters were called in to assist in the firefight.
The Mount Baldy and San Bernardino County Fire Departments were also fighting the fire.
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